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Lot #    16888
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 11:03:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Sippurim
Title (Hebrew)    ספורים
Author    [First Ed.] Isaac Dov Berkowitz
City    New York
Publisher    Kadimah Publishing Association
Publication Date    1919
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. 108, [1] pp., 8 vo., 173:117 mm., usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Short stories by an important modern Hebrew and Yiddish novelist, Isaac Dov Berkowitz. Berkowitz was born in Slutsk, Belorussia, and studied in heder and educated himself in secular subjects. In 1903 he made his way to Lodz. He became friendly with Itzhak Katzenelson. One of his first stories, "Moshkele Hazir," was printed in Ha-Zofeh in 1903 and won a literary prize. In 1905 he became literary editor of Ha-Zeman, and his articles and stories appeared in most of the Hebrew and Yiddish journals of the day. In 1906 Berkowitz married Shalom Aleichem's daughter, Ernestina, spent 18 months in Switzerland, and visited the U.S. in 1908. While there, he contributed to the local Yiddish and Hebrew press. In 1909 he moved to Warsaw, where he edited the literary page of the Yiddish journal, Di Naye Velt. Several volumes of his collected stories were published in Hebrew and Yiddish from 1910 onwards. In 1913 he went to the United States where he edited the weekly Ha-Toren as well as Miklat (1920–21). He settled in Palestine in 1928, and became one of the first editors of the weekly, Moznayim. Berkowitz published his translation of the collected works of Shalom Aleichem and his masterfully written reminiscences of the great Yiddish writer and his generation, under the title Ha-Rishonim ki-Venei Adam (1933–48). He died in 1967.
          
Paragraph 2    התוכן: כלי-זכוכות; בני-כפר; בעל-שמחה; נדחים. הספורים: "כלי-זכוכית" ו"בעל שמחה" נכנסו לתוך כתבי י.ד. ברקוביץ, כרך א-ב, תל-אביב תשי"א, ולתוך כתבי י.ד. ברקוביץ, כרך א, תל-אביב תשי"ט.
          
Reference
Description
   Deinard 608; CD-EPI
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Literature
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica